These ``Voice of Hibakusha'' eyewitness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima are from the program HIROSHIMA WITNESS produced by the Hiroshima Peace Cultural Center and NHK, the public broadcasting company of Japan. The individual accounts were input and translated into english by college students Yumi Kodama, Junko Kato, Junko Kawamoto, Masako Kubota, Chiharu Kimura, and Kumi Komatsu, who were advised by Laurence Wiig.
The translated files were available on the KAMOME BBS in Japan. They were
downloaded by Gary S. Trujillo
who posted them
onto the USENET news system newsgroups
and soc.culture.japan in 1990. They
were been typeset in TeX and printed by Andrew Mossberg
(email@example.com) as a limited edition
at the University of Miami. They were later converted to html and placed
on the web, where they have spread across numerous Japan-related sites.
Some minor editing has been done for spelling and
format consistency. Many thanks to each of the people involved at every step
of this path, and to the hibakusha who have shared their accounts.
First Printing: August 8, 1990
Conversion to HTML: April 22, 1994
Second HTML edition: July 29, 1995
Third HTML edition: September 29, 1999
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.